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Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 3:47pm
    Fifty years ago, on March 15, 1965, Lyndon B. Johnson gave one of the most memorable speeches by a U.S. president, calling on Congress to enact a voting rights bill by borrowing the cry of the civil rights movement: "We shall...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 3:47pm
    College acceptance letters go out -- actually, college admissions web portals go live -- in a few weeks. This column was originally intended to help calm anxious high school seniors, and their anxious parents, about the whole crazy-...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 3:46pm
    If Hillary Clinton didn't do anything wrong, why is she so reluctant to talk about it?     It is hard to call her barely legal use of her personal account to conduct government business a "scandal,"...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 3:46pm
    Hillary Clinton must have experienced deja vu the other day, facing a demanding press bombarding her with questions about her penchant for privacy. The specifics of the interrogation were different, but the response was essentially...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 3:45pm
    If you torture a single chicken and are caught, you're likely to be arrested. If you scald thousands of chickens alive, you're an industrialist who will be lauded for your acumen.     That's my conclusion...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 3:45pm
    Since open letters to secretive and duplicitous regimes are in fashion, we would like to post an Open Letter to the Leaders of the Clinton Republic of Chappaqua:     It has come to our attention while observing your...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 3:44pm
    Here we go again. At Harvard, Emory, Bucknell and other schools around the country, there have been record numbers of applicants yearning for an elite degree. They'll get word in the next few weeks. Most will be turned down....
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 3:44pm
    Almost no one, it turns out, according to the latest survey results released by the highly respected NORC, an independent research arm of the University of Chicago. Across party lines, across branches of government, the numbers are...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 3:43pm
    See, I keep telling you that old-fashioned racism is alive and well in this country. After the fraternity bus sing-along at the University of Oklahoma, do you hear me now?     Frankly, the happy-go-lucky bigotry of...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 3:43pm
    There are few organizations that can make a mountain out of a molehill like the NCAA. Believe it or not, the scathing report it issued last week, accusing Syracuse University and its basketball coach, Jim Boeheim, of a pattern of...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 3:43pm
    The groceries bagged, Dale Danahy offers a warm hug on this cold New England Saturday to a woman who has shopped Danahy's store for 30 years. Hugs happen again in frozen food. Over by the bakery and in the meat section, Danahy is...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 3:42pm
    "To the President of the United States," intoned the master of ceremonies. Members of an Army advocacy group and active-duty soldiers stationed in the Buffalo area rose to their feet for the toast. The year was 1962, John F...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 3:42pm
    It used to be said that partisanship stops at the water's edge. That is, it's fine and expected that our political parties differ on domestic affairs, but when it comes to conducting foreign policy, it should be left in the...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 3:41pm
    This is the time of year when we start to think about global warming. Because the weather is about to get warmer. Please God.     A new angle comes up almost every day. A Harvard professor recently reported that 7,...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 3:40pm
    We had keggers.     We smoked, cursed and raised holy hell.     There were unseemly hookups. Late-night capers. Lots of failing grades.     So, yeah, I guess I belonged to a...
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